The '''Royal Society of South Australia''' ('''RSSA''') is a Learned society|Learned Society
whose interest is in Science
, particularly, but not only, of South Australia
. The major aim of the Society is the promotion and diffusion of scientific knowledge, particularly in relation to Natural Sciences.
The Society stems directly from the '''Adelaide Philosophical Society''' founded on 10 January 1853. The title "Royal" was granted by Victoria of the United Kingdom|her Majesty Queen Victoria
in 1880 and the Society became known by its present designation. It was incorporated in 1883.